US 14A spring opening expected May 22

May 20, 2014

The annual spring opening of U.S. 14A between Burgess Junction and Lovell is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22.

"We've broken through to the Burgess Junction side of the mountain," said Jason Fleming, WYDOT maintenance foreman in Lovell. "We're cleaning up the roadway, fixing the major road slide area on our side of the mountain, and we've been battling snow drifts on the mountain. We'll have more maintenance work to do on the roadway and the slide after Thursday's opener."

The annual winter closure of U.S. 14A, west of Burgess Junction, is at milepost 76.04 on the Lovell side of the Big Horn Mountains. The seasonal road closure at Burgess Junction is just east of milepost 98.1.

WYDOT closes this 22-mile stretch of scenic mountain road in the Big Horn Mountains of north-central Wyoming annually on about Nov. 30 at the conclusion of the fall hunting season. It usually opens for the summer by Memorial Day weekend.